What’s the Mudder with you?

To cap off my year of running, I got a little dirty on Sunday September 29th:

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Tough Mudder: FINISHER!

Tough Mudder is a gruelling 18km race with lots of running and obstacles at Mount St. Louis Moonstone.  I had an amazing team helping me through: Team Quality Control!

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Team Quality Control: Before
Toronto Tough Mudder 2013
Team Quality Control: AFTER!

At face value, the event seems to be about proving how strong you are but when you participate you get an entirely different story.  A lot of people are ready to boost you up and over walls, catch your hand as you run up a greased half pipe and cheer you on as you finish monkey bars or jump from metres in the air. It really is all about team work and helping the person next to you, even if they’re a stranger!

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Going through the electric eel. Zap! Zap!

I loved this event and cannot wait to do it again in 2014.  To celebrate our achievements, we decided to put down blankets and have a picnic post-race.

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Just a few items from our picnic feast

We had lots off food to go around but I think the favourite had to be the homemade salsa with chips from Squiggy!

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Enjoying our picnic!

He was gracious enough to give me the recipe and he’s right. Once you know how easy it is to make salsa you never buy store bought again!

Homemade Salsa Recipe 

Salsa 101 Making homemade salsa
What you need: Crushed Tomatoes, Lime, Cilantro, Chilis in Adobo Sauce, Red Onion


1 can of crushed tomatoes
1 bunch of cilantro (minced)
1 red onion (finely diced)
2 chipotle chilis in adobo sauce
Splash of lime juice
Salt to taste


Mix everything together et voilà!

Salsa Recipe
Voilà! Salsa!

I love having salsa on my omelettes and scrambled eggs in the morning. It adds a nice little kick to the eggs! Thanks to Squiggy for the recipe! He is very talented.

And just like his salsa he’s hot hot hot! He’s made it to the semi-finals of Toronto’s Hottest Chef contest.  The winner will not only have the title but also money donated to a charity of their choice. Squiggy picked the awesome  Stop Community Food Centre – we’ve reviewed their awesome farmer’s market here before.

So Vote NOW for Squiggy and the Stop: http://www.torontohottest.com/chefs.php

You only get one vote each so make it count!

In the mean time stay clean 🙂

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Ready for Mudder 2014!

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